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Re: Latest book you have finished

PostPosted: January 8th, 2015, 11:11 am
by joesel
Landline by Rainbow Rowell

An easy read. Although i can't fully relate with the marriage set-up but i felt the emotions, feeling of Neal and Georgie.
And Neal seems to be an ideal husband. :)

one lesson i learned though is if its a choice between work/career and family, always choose your FAMILY.
Would love to have my boss read this book. :)

Re: Latest book you have finished

PostPosted: January 19th, 2015, 4:03 pm
by maanskiii
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Unreliable narrators, somewhat deranged group of women. Great read.

Re: Latest book you have finished

PostPosted: January 21st, 2015, 12:30 pm
by arjaye
AN ABUNDANCE OF KATHERINES (3/5)

JOHN GREEN.

Why do i have a feeling that i really wanted to be immersed fully in the worlds you had created, but in reality having quite a difficulty? I like The Fault in Our Stars, backed up by the movie adaptation. I dnf-ed Looking for Alaska for reasons out of my hand, I left the book somewhere. And now for the third try, AN ABUNDANCE OF KATHERINES was a gift from my most favorite person in this world, my sisiter, Jaemie. The book gave the good first impression that maybe, just maybe I can relate to it since it was tackling about love, relationships, dumping and getting dumped, which in my not so recent life, I had to overcome. But after reading it, i just felt blank. Don't get me wrong Colin and Hassan and Lindsey were great characters but whom i didn't get much association with. There were moments i could get their sense of humor and banters and ideologies but, and there is always a but in this review, I was always lost and confused and unattached. More so, equations and probabilities and graphs were not my thing. It was all over the book and i couldn't point a finger on the relation to it all. Maybe im not that math geek after all.

I would have love to continue my love affair with you, JG, but im taking a short break. I'll resume when Papertown is to be aired. But thanks anyway. It's-not-you-but-it's-me-kind-of-situation. :( In this case, i am a DUMPER.

Re: Latest book you have finished

PostPosted: January 22nd, 2015, 8:36 pm
by Byron
If you've read The Alchemist and The Valkyries, you'll be sorely disappointed. Hence, not worth reading let alone buying.

Re: Latest book you have finished

PostPosted: January 22nd, 2015, 8:52 pm
by Byron
I discovered this author about last year when I bought a copy of "The Fencing Master" at Booksale. And boy, I was hooked by his 19th century picturesque settings and politics, fencing weaponry and tactics, and cynical style. A solid 4/5 in my opinion.

Re: Latest book you have finished

PostPosted: January 25th, 2015, 4:14 pm
by clarisse
I read the first book, Steelheart, in December of last year, and loved it, so I was, of course, excited to hear that the sequel was coming out in January! I read it as soon as I bought it, and ended up loving it even more than the first! This is such an exciting series that is so unique, super action-packed and very difficult to put down!

Re: Latest book you have finished

PostPosted: January 26th, 2015, 8:49 am
by MissRed
i read 5 books in january so far. not bad i think.

2 Nonfic:
make every man want you by marie forleo
the secret by rhonda byrne

and the grisha trilogy by leigh bardugo, which i absolutely enjoyed!
shadow and bone 4/5
siege and storm 4/5
ruin and rising 5/5

Re: Latest book you have finished

PostPosted: February 5th, 2015, 2:15 pm
by milishiu
I just finished this book today. "The Girl Who Saved The King of Sweden" by Jonas Jonasson. If you are interested in more slightly historical and political yet humorous fictional book. This book might be for you. I like how the author describe every places that the main character, Ms. Nombeko Mayeki, had gone and her experience in every place.

Re: Latest book you have finished

PostPosted: March 11th, 2015, 2:45 pm
by eiver_gelan
Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East by Scott Anderson.

Fascinating account of TE Lawrence's rise from archaeologist to power broker in the Hejaz and Syria; his (mis)adventures and disillusion with his own government; and the complicated maze of contradicting treaties and lies perpetrated between European imperialists and the emerging nation-states of the Middle East which still haunts us today. In parts the book may be overwhelming in its unraveling of diplomatic blunders, and at times thin with details on each characters' personal lives. Overall a good introductory guide for understanding the politics of the Middle East though less so for understanding Lawrence's inner struggles, his motivation for identifying with the Arabs, and the critical period of his transformation to a military commander.

Re: Latest book you have finished

PostPosted: March 12th, 2015, 9:37 am
by MissRed
i had a reading slump last february. i only managed to finish to two books.

Daily Readings from It's Your Time: 90 Devotions for Activating Your Faith, Achieving Your Dreams, and Increasing in God's Favor by Joel Osteen

Inferno by Dan Brown. I enjoyed this one better than The Lost Symbol.